(s) Piske Tosephot Yoma, art. The later Jewish authors abound in terms of reproach for them—e.g., “He who eats the bread of a Samaritan is as he who eats swine’s flesh;” “No Samaritan shall be made a proselyte;” “They have no share in the resurrection of the dead” (Pirke, Rabbi Elieser, 38; comp. for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Then he restates the commandment in light of God’s great love (4:11). 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. Text Commentaries. 1. Bible Commentaries / John Gill's Exposition of the Bible / John / John 4 / John 4:9; Share Tweet. If bread was interdicted, fruit and vegetables were not; if boiled eggs were forbidden, fresh ones were not. for, &c.—It is this national antipathy that gives point to the parable of the good Samaritan (Lu 10:30-37), and the thankfulness of the Samaritan leper (Lu 17:16, 18). In this was manifested the love of God — Namely, most eminently above all other instances thereof; because that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world — That is, evidently, sent him, who was his only-begotten Son before he was sent. 44. Though John came in the spirit and power of Elias, yet he did not work miracles, as Elias did, lest the minds of people should be made to hesitate between him and Jesus; therefore the honour of working miracles was reserved for Jesus as a flower of his crown, that there might be a sensible demonstration, and undeniable one, that though he came after John, yet he was preferred far before him. But the strictest Jews allowed exceptions to the forbidden intercourse. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. This is a remark made by the writer to explain the point of the woman’s question. Samaritans: 1 John 2:1-6 Hall, D. R., “The Meaning of synchraomai in John 4:9,” Expository Times 83 (1971/72): 56-57. 2. Jesus Himself speaks of a Samaritan as an alien (Luke 17:16; Luke 17:18; comp. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 1. Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world. John 1 Commentary. 1 John 4:9-11 NIV. Bible Commentary for 1 John 4:9. Here the distinctive character of the woman, as indicated by the race, is emphasized. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing 1 John 4:9: 1 Corinthians 8:9-13 1 John 4:8 : 1 John 4:10 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:9. (q) Misna Avoda Zara, c. 1. sect. Piske Toseph. 4. And they forbid a man to enter into partnership with a Cuthite (or Samaritan (p)): and particularly, "three days before the feasts of idolaters (for such they reckoned the Samaritans, as well as others), it is forbidden to have any commerce with them, to borrow of them, or lend to them (q) &c.''. Salem Media Group. The Jews treated the Samaritans with every mark of contempt, and accused them of falsehood, folly, and irreligion. 4. 4. how is it, that thou being a Jew; In a scoffing, jeering way. 1 John 1:5-10. We will begin by examining the details, then step back to look at the overall thrust of the story. upon, and explaining the words of the woman; but they seem rather Testing the Spirits. 7. Commentary on John 4:1-3 (Read John 4:1-3) Jesus applied himself more to preaching, which was the more excellent, 1 Corinthians 1:17, than to baptism. and might be used; but because the Jews used no familiarity with the Samaritans, nor would they receive any courtesy or kindness from them, as follows: for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans: some take these to be the words of the evangelist, commenting upon, and explaining the words of the woman; but they seem rather to be her own words, giving a reason why she returned such an answer; and which must be understood, not in the strictest sense, as if they had no dealings at all with them: indeed in some things they had no dealings with them, and at some certain times; hence that discourse of the Samaritans with a Jewish Rabbi (n). (1-6) Brotherly love enforced. 1 John 1:1-4. 1. for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Harmony of the Gospels. The goal is to work through the Gospel of John verse by verse. 209, note). Read Introduction to John 9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. of; for as. The heart of God is manifest in His Spirit of love. ((p) T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. (or take a supply from us;) he replied unto them, your fathers did not corrupt their works, you have corrupted your works.''. John 4:9, ESV: "The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)" which she might know, by his language and his dress: askest drink of me, which am a woman of Bible Reference. (m) T. Hieros. Samaria? 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. John 4:9. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans. 1 John 4:9 Of the reality of God’s love St. John had no doubt; neither need we have any, though some do doubt it, thinking that God’s justice and hatred of sin interfere with His love. for the Jews, οὐ γὰρ συγχρῶνται Ἰουδαίοι Σαμαρείταις, οἶσιν οὐκ ἐπιστροφαί, for Jews have no dealings with Samaritans, To eat the bread of a Samaritan man, and to drink his wine, is unlawful. John 8:48). The Samaritans sold Jews into slavery when they had them in their power, lighted spurious signals for the beacon-fires kindled to announce the beginnings of months, and waylaid and killed pilgrims on their road to Jerusalem. The woman was stunned that a male, much less a teacher, would ask her for a drink of water. Literally, the woman the Samaritan. That they had dealings of some kind is shown by the disciples going into the city to buy provisions. John 4:9 NIV • John 4:9 NLT • John 4:9 ESV • John 4:9 NASB • John 4:9 KJV • John 4:9 Interlinear • John 4:9 Commentaries • John 4:9 Parallel Texts • John 4:9 Bible Apps • John 4:9 Parallel • Bible Hub 1 John 4:9-11. Newest Additions - Spring, 2020 - These verse by verse comments are works in process so chapters will be in varying stages of construction. John states the commandment and gives the reason for it (4:7-8). not that the waters of Samaria were unlawful for a Jew to drink of; for as, "the land of the Cuthites (or Samaritans), was pure, or clean, so, "their collections of water", and their habitations, and their ways were clean (m),''. Benson Commentary 1 John 4:9. Browse Sermons on 1 John 4:9-11. A similar project is ongoing in the synoptic Gospels. They would not say “Teni lishekoth,” but “Teni lisekoth.”. Marshall, I. H., “The Problem of New Testament Exegesis [John 4:1-45],” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 17 (1974): 67-73. 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